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Brand New MacBook Pro not compatible with Final Cut Express

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I loaded Final Cut Express on my new mac and got this:

Final Cut Express requires that your system have a Quartz Extreme capable video card.

My current Display on my MBP:

Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
Type: GPU
Bus: PCI
VRAM (Total): 256 MB
Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)
Device ID: 0x0863
Revision ID: 0x00b1
ROM Revision: 3436
gMux Version: 1.7.10
Color LCD:
Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Built-In: Yes
Display Connector:
Status: No Display Connected

Does that really mean I cannot use FC Express on this machine?
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Mac Specs: Late 2013 rMBP, i7, 750m gpu, OSX versions 10.9.3, 10.10

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No, it's fine. It will work just fine. FCE will give a lot of grief with intel gma chipsets, but works quite happily on newer macs with 9400m. granted, you *might* find a feature somewhere that *may* not work, but I use both FCE and FCP on my macbook that has a 9400m and on my mini that has a 9400m (that is, until I put the mini as my home theater) and they both work fine, SD, HD, transitions, adjustments, etc. all worked fine for me.

My Macs: Late 2013 rMBP w/ 750m; Mac mini G4, 1.25 GHz, 512m ram (server); Late 2011 11" MBA, 1.8GHz i7, 4Gig Ram, 256Gig SSD, HD3000; Powerbook 12" G4 1.33GHz running Debian as a server; Apple TV (1080p version)
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Mac Specs: MBP Uni. 2.4/4GB/320GB/9600mGT 256MB

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yo, i saw that your resolution is 1920x1200... so is it a 17 in MBP? You don't have the 9600m GT graphics card enabled, only the far less capable 9400m. Go into system preferences, click on "energy saver", and at the top select "higher performance," it will cue a window asking you to log out. Just do that and it will log back in with the better graphics card enabled.

So when you use Final Cut, it should process video, effects, etc. much faster. Good luck =)

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